The ‘Iranian threat’ has once again made headlines in mainstream media.
On September 3, American Fox News and Israeli ImageSat Intl. released a report claiming that Iran had created a ‘secret military base’ in the al-Bukamal area, on the Syrian-Iraqi border.
“Iran has established a new military base in Syria and has plans to house thousands of troops at the location, according to multiple Western intelligence sources.
The classified Iranian project, called the Imam Ali compound, was approved by top leadership in Tehran and is being completed by the Iranian al-Quds Forces,” Fox News reported.
According to Israel’s ImageSat Intl., the satellite images show that “precision-guided missiles could be housed at five different newly constructed buildings that are surrounded by large dirt mounds. The images also show, in the northwest part of the base, 10 additional storehouses with less external protection, as well as new buildings and missile storage structures.”
“ISI analysts say that construction could be completed over the next few months and the base would be operational shortly after,” Fox News reported.
The fun fact is that the ‘secret Iranian military base’ has been for a long time an open secret for all observers following the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. This ‘military base’ is a part of the military infrastructure created by Syria with support from Iran to secure the border area.
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